Heartbreaking Video of Stan Lee Surfaces as New Details Emerge About Elder Abuse Claims
The struggles that Marvel Legend Stan Lee is currently forced to endure is taking a toll on him. A new video has surfaced that shows Lee signing autographs at Silicon Valley Comic Con and it's absolutely heartbreaking to watch him being told how to spell his own name. He's barely functioning in this video and this is what one of the fans had to say about his experience getting Lee's autograph, which was shared by Bleeding Cool:
Another person in attendance said:
"I was in both lines on Friday so I did get a signature and a photo. Didn’t know the condition of Stan until we were in the curtain area. People in front of us had many items to sign and were rude about the ink color and signature placement, Stan was not happy and it made the lines so unbearably long. Didn’t understand why there was no limit on tickets or items for Stan to sign (per person), they also took walk ups if you had cash money. Stan had to get help spelling his name right before he took a break, perhaps this chapter should close."
You can watch the video below and see exactly what they are talking about. It's really quite sad.
THR also recently published a report that offers some more insight into how bad things really are for Stan Lee at home and how he needs some kind of help. One of his friends says, "He's in need of a superhero himself."
One of the first things that the report gets into is when in February, Lee visited his attorney Tom Lallas to draw up an official legal declaration. These are the details:
"The Feb. 13 document, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, begins with some background, explaining that Lee and his late wife had arranged a trust for their daughter because she had trouble supporting herself and often overspent...It goes on to describe how, when he and his daughter disagree — "which is often" — she "typically yells and screams at me and cries hysterically if I do not capitulate".
Lee explains that J.C. will, "from time to time," demand changes to her trust, including the transfer of properties into her name. He has resisted such changes, he states, because they "would greatly increase the likelihood of her greatest fear: that after my death, she will become homeless and destitute."
The declaration then explicates how three men with "bad intentions" — Jerardo "Jerry" Olivarez, Keya Morgan and J.C.'s attorney, Kirk Schenck — had improperly influenced his daughter, a woman with "very few adult friends." The document claims the trio has "insinuated themselves into relationships with J.C. for an ulterior motive and purpose": to take advantage of Lee and "gain control over my assets, property and money."
The report goes on to say that a few days after the declaration was finalized, Lee changed his mind... or someone changed it for him. Whatever went down, his attorney was dismissed and there was then an argument that resulted in the LAPD being called out to Lee's home.
It's then said that Olivarez, Morgan, Schenck, and Lee's daughter are all working together to try and gain control of Lee's finances. Stan Lee is said to be worth $50 to $70 million and he reportedly receives a million dollars a year from Marvel. Apparently, to help in their efforts to gain control, they fired some of Lee's longtime and trusted employees and associates including his assistant Mike Kelly, his housekeeper and his gardener, which Lee had employed for decades. They have also changed Lee's phone number, and are monitoring and writing all of his emails.
Of course, Morgan says that they are doing nothing wrong. He made a statement saying that all of this was done at Lee's request and "he thanks me for helping him." He also reportedly responded to the report with a video of Lee discrediting the initial declaration he made with former attorney Tom Lallas:
"In the video, an animated and robust Lee goes on to state that 'my relationship with my daughter has never been better, and my friend Keya Morgan and I also have a great relationship … anybody who is saying anything [else] … is just spreading lies.'"
With everything that goes on, it's not hard to see that there's something not right with all of this. Lee's daughter's lawyer has also released a statement defending her, saying, "the story isn't that J.C. is taking advantage of her father, but that she's potentially being taken advantage of by multiple men." An insider has said that the current situation involving Lee is "an utter sh*t show."
This whole situation just seems awful and at 95-years-old Lee should just be in relaxing retirement mode not worrying about anything like this. He needs to live the final years of his life in peace.